The Office of Management and Enterprise Services in conjunction with the Information Security Office have mandated implementation of two-factor authentication for Office 365. It is being implemented to offer an extra layer of protection for our customers and their State of Oklahoma-owned data. The following document contains a walkthrough of the installation of two-factor authentication for Office 365 and defines when you can expect to use two-factor authentication. The following instruction will be used the first time any user logs onto Office 365. Each user will be required to setup two factor authentication before access to the Office 365 web portal will be granted.
To access Office 365, open Internet Explorer or Microsoft Edge and navigate to http://portal.office.com (link opens in new window), and in the logon fields place your email address and password.
Note: If you are inside the network and are logged on with your user credentials you may not be asked for a password.
Once you have been verified you will be asked to setup Office 365 two-factor authentication. To continue the setup, select “Set it up now.”
You will now be asked what method of two-factor security verification you would like to use.
There are three authentication methods.
For more information on the authentication methods and choosing the one that is right for you, please visit Microsoft’s “Set up your preferred verification method” (link opens in new window) for more information.
Once you have selected the preferred method of verification select “Contact me.”
You will be contacted by your preferred security method that you previously selected.
Once you have completed the verification process and selected “Done” your enrollment in Office 365 Two-Factor Authentication will be complete.
You will only be asked to setup two-factor authentication the first time you access O365 online.
When working on devices connected to the state’s network, your user account has already been verified by your logon credentials. You will not be asked to enter your password or two-factor authentication unless you try to access Office 365 in a private browser session.
Office 365 on non-state owned devices will only be accessible through the use of a web browser and the O365 web portal (link opens in new window).
If you have any questions please contact the OMES Help Desk at 405-521-2444.